St. Petersburg Personal Injury Lawyer
Over 60 Years of Legal serviceAt Perenich & Caulfield Avril & Noyes we use our experience to help you with a simple car accident case, a complex medical malpractice injury, or Workers Compensation matter. We are here to, not only fight for you, but also guide you through this difficult time and confusing process. As Florida's oldest personal injury firm we utilize our knowledge, experience, and relationships to benefit you.
Finding the Right AttorneyI understand that there a lot of injury lawyers in the St. Petersburg Clearwater area, to make matters worse it's hard to know who is good, but you should chose an attorney that is good for you. I urge you to meet your attorney and determine whether or not they will listen and help you. Perenich Caulfield Avril Noyes has been around for more than 60 years because we treat clients with respect and dignity
Meet usWhen looking for a qualified attorney I always tell people: "go meet them." It's important to meet and get to know your attorney, this is a good time to get to know them ask about their practice, and assure that you are on the same page insofar as your case is concerned. Some clients never meet their lawyer, that's not the case here. There is no case too small, I make it my mission to meet with every client and let them know that I am here to help.
Great Outcome, Case Won Against Crappy Insurance CompanyI'm kind of a person who usually will try to do something myself, rather than make things confusing by pulling a bunch of people into my
- Michael Perenich helped my family in an auto accident case that I thought was going to take an emotional toll on all of us. He was quick to get things started and it was
- Attorney Perenich was very helpful. He immediately cleared his calendar to make sure he was available to handle my case. He really went the extra mile to assist me and to resolve my claim
- I will recommend Micheal to all my friends and family. He was always a step ahead of the rest. Thank You again Michael!.
Areas of Practice
- Automobile Accidents/ Car Accidents
- Commercial Truck accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Workers Compensation
- Wrongful Death
- Motorcycle Accidents Drunk Driver Victims
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective Products
- Unreasonably Dangerous Products
- Professional Malpractice
- Boating / Waverunner Accidents
- Social Security Disability / SSDI
- Toxic Torts
- Sick Building
- Uninsured Motorist Claims
- Gun Accidents
- Aviation Cases
I created this website for anyone that has an injury in St. Petersburg Florida, it may sound kind of funny to make a site dedicated to one geographical location, but my wife and I love this city. We do everything we can to spend our money locally, and to invest in the community. I wanted to create an outlet for me to use my professional skills, experience, and influence to help others.
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More on car accidents and auto insurance
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer today. After being involved in a car accident or a motorcycle accident people often are shaken up, and a lot of things are happening very fast because there is a lot of anxiety involved at this time. By contacting an injury lawyer in the St. Petersburg area you will have valuable insight as to what you will need to do in order to navigate this difficult time. Moreover people often have numerous questions about what insurance is going to cover, whether or not they in fact have full coverage? Or questions like: what is under-insured motorist coverage? What is personal injury protection insurance? What is bodily injury insurance? What is collision insurance? And on top of all these questions people often ask what exactly are these things going to cover? Our firm has been handling personal injury cases for almost 60 years we can help you with your questions, and we can help you get treatment for injuries that you may have, which may include spine injuries, herniated discs, neck injuries, lower back injuries, broken bones…etc. If you would like me to go over your insurance with you, at no cost please call us 727-386-9677
More about slip and falls and trip and falls in St. Petersburg
There are many fine establishments in a St. Petersburg area most of these places keep their premises very safe. However every now and then people slip and fall, trip and fall, and are injured as a result of the property owner not keeping the property and a good state of repair, not keeping the sidewalk or walkway clear of debris or trash, or perhaps property owner did not clear the area whether it be a sidewalk or parking lot from standing water and this causes people to slip and fall and injure themselves. Although slip and falls are a stereotypical injury, it goes without saying that people get very injured from these accidents.
I’ve seen slip and fall cases where clients have broken their spines, fractured tail bones, broken their knees, broken patella, broken arms, injured shoulders, and the list goes on. People are often very injured when they trip on a object that is not supposed to be in the location where one trip.. St. Petersburg is an older city, and although St. Pete has undergone some major redevelopment there are still old buildings that are in a state of disrepair, when people try to run businesses out of these old buildings without fixing or rectifying all dangers they are posing a risk of injury to the patrons that come to these businesses.
Commerical Truck accident or Semi truck accident lawyer
One of the things that St. Petersburg residents know this that a major highway runs right through the city, that is highway 275. This highway can take St. Petersburg residents to Tampa or to Sarasota, and on this highway there are major commercial trucks that will drive next to normal cars and trucks. One of the things that motorists need to be aware of is that sometimes commercial vehicles, whether it be a semi truck, a truck with a big trailer, or a business truck, there are cases where these people driving these vehicles are overworked, they haven’t received enough sleep, or maybe their employer is not given them an overview to make sure there not in good mental health.
In these cases people are often injured on the highway by these big trucks that cause major damage to their vehicle and to their bodies. We handle commercial truck accidents at Perenich Caulfield, we also handle workers compensation for those workers that are neglected by their employees after being injured.
Am I Required to have car insurance in Florida? What is the minimum about of car insurance I can carry?
One of the biggest complaints that we hear in our law firm is that people cannot believe after being involved in a car accident or auto accident that the defendant is not required to have insurance. And when I say that, I mean there’s nothing in our state’s law that forces people to have full auto insurance, or car insurance before they begin driving. Some people have the bare minimum coverage and when they seriously injure another person that person will be unable to recover their expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future medical bills.
Although there is a law that, when imposed can suspend a person’s license for not having enough insurance, that same law is not sufficient to pay for an injured party’s medical bills, or future medical bills. In fact the Florida state legislature has not address this issue for a number of reasons. One of them being that there is not enough pressure put on state representatives to change the law on this issue. This is why I tell all my friends and family to make sure they have uninsured motorist coverage, and I also urge them to contact their local state representative whether it be in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, or Oldsmar contact them and ask them why there is no law that forces insurance companies to require people be fully insured when they are driving in the state of Florida?
Some organizations like the Florida Justice Association has pushed for Florida to impose financial responsibility on all car owners. The current law only requires people carry $10,000 in property damage, which covers damage done to the other person’s car, and personal injury protection which provides $10,000 of insurance for medical bills for yourself. However as a 2013 there has been a limit imposed on personal injury protection where the state legislature has attempted to limit personal injury protection to $2500 unless the insured party demonstrates that they have an emergency medical condition as diagnosed by a physician. As of January 3, 2010 more than 20% of drivers in the state of Florida are uninsured.
One of the things to know is that cars in Florida are not required to have bodily injury liability protection to cover the injuries caused to another persons body, or in other words when one is involved in a car accident and they are at fault bodily injury will cover the other party’s injuries in the event that they need medical treatment. Florida is only one of two states that does not have this bodily injury requirement for the insureds.
You don’t have to hire me, but please hire a qualified personal injury attorney if you are injured
And you if you are loved one have been involved in a car accident, whether be in St. Petersburg, or anywhere in the state of Florida I can help you, even if it is just navigating your own insurance I can be of assistance to ensure that you will be given the full amount of insurance that you paid for. We can also assist with uninsured motorist claims, sometimes our own insurance companies will not provide us the money that we paid for, and that case we must negotiate with her own insurance company to receive these monies. If you have been involed in an accident please call Michael Perenich today 727-386-9677